To accommodate an accelerated growth plan and future expansion, Backyard Products is proud to announce the relocation of its corporate office to Ann Arbor, MI. The new corporate office occupies the top 2 floors of a newly constructed, 6-story building located at 317 S. Main Street, in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Previously, Backyard was headquartered alongside their 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Monroe, MI. Our manufacturing and operations teams will remain in Monroe with a 60,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art addition.
By moving corporate offices to Ann Arbor, it positions the company to retain and attract top talent in business-critical leadership and support roles. “Upgrading office environment and location amenities for our current corporate employees and new hires was essential as our company continues to grow and evolve,” said Dan Dalach, Backyard’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
The new office will accommodate marketing, sales, product development, IT, finance and executive leadership teams. Both floors feature an open office environment for plenty of collaboration space and an outdoor covered patio that overlooks downtown. “It really doesn’t get any better than this in Ann Arbor. The location alone is fantastic!” commented Thomas van der Meulen, CEO. “This move represents another significant milestone for our fast-growing company. The new space better accommodates our growing team and enables us to hire additional talent to support our aggressive growth plans”.
Backyard Products has been a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of backyard wood structures for over 45 years – selling sheds, playsets, ADUs and outdoor living structures through direct channels and major retailer partners like Lowe’s, Costco and Home Depot. Key brands include: Heartland Sheds, Gorilla Playsets, Handy Home Products, Swing-N-Slide, Studio Shed and Lawn Master.
Currently, Backyard totals 500 employees at its 4 divisional headquarters in Monroe, MI, Atlanta, GA, Boulder, CO and Dallas, TX, plus 33 branch offices that provide installation services for their products across the country.